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Best Colchester hotels

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Holiday Inn Express Colchester - Colchester - Bedroom
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Premier Inn Colchester (A12) - Colchester - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
£101+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly
Kings Arms
8.3 Very Good
£124+
£124+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Wivenhoe House Hotel
8.9 Very Good
£211+
£211+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
The George Hotel
8.2 Very Good
£112+
£112+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Victory at Mersea
8.2 Very Good
£135+
£135+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Greyfriars
8.9 Very Good
£179+
£179+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
£353+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pheasant Suites
9.7 Wonderful
£120+
£120+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

Top Colchester hotels with parking

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The Angel Inn - Colchester
The Angel Inn
9.6 Wonderful
£210+
£210+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Colchester Boutique Hotel - Colchester
Colchester Boutique Hotel
8.3 Very Good
£117+
£117+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Star Anglia Hotel
6.3 Okay
£111+
£111+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Milsoms
8 Very Good
£191+
£191+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi

How much is a Colchester hotel?

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Low season

January

High season

June

Average price (weeknight)

£81

Average price (weekend night)

£91
Cheapest month to stay with an average 29% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 13% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in Colchester

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Top tips for finding Colchester hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Colchester, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Colchester in January and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Colchester if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Colchester found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £54, while the most expensive was £181.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Colchester for 2 days.
  • When planning on tying the knot in Colchester, consider the beautiful 18th-century 4-star Wivenhoe House Hotel as your venue. A magnificent building in a country setting, the venue specialises in making big days something to remember. Enjoy a garden ceremony and complete the party in their banquet or restaurant area. Let them assist you with the arrangements as they have a professional team of partners to take care of everything from flowers to photography. Book a luxury room and spend the night in pure style.
  • If you enjoy old English at its finest, look at the George Hotel for an establishment that has stood tall for 500 years. Restored and filled with historical artefacts, the building is one of the oldest in Colchester and still has Medieval period features such as the cellars. Filled with charm without skimping on luxury, the George is a place for romantics and history buffs alike. Despite the historical angle, the rooms come fully provisioned with Wifi and flat-screen TV’s, amongst other conveniences.
  • If you enjoy the traditional pub atmosphere of a no-frills, yet lively establishment, check out the Kings Arms. Essentially an inn, the venue is built on grounds that provide access to gardens and great outdoor dining, whilst giving you a hearty, wholesome atmosphere inside the pub. Rooms are cosy, plush and well-maintained for a practical and very English feeling.
  • If you’d like free parking and easy access for your car, then try the Wivenhoe House Hotel in the centre of town or the Colchester Boutique Hotel.
  • There are a number of well-known chain hotels in Colchester, including Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel, Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
  • If great food in a luxury setting is what you’re after, then make sure and check out Greyfriars, a Michelin recommended hotel with its own bars and restaurants in a beautiful building in Colchester’s cultural quarter.
  • If you fancy something a little different, why not try the Camping Pods at West Mersea Holiday Park - funky, modern glamping accommodation that is particularly popular with couples.
  • For families, the Dragonfly Hotel Colchester is a modern, friendly hotel with a great breakfast and interconnecting rooms available. With easy access to the A12 and A120, the historic quarter is only a short drive away.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Colchester

  • What Colchester hotels are good for a quiet, homely stay?

    When you're looking for a Colchester hotel that feels more like home, book a stay at the quaint Colchester Boutique Hotel. Small and efficient, this charming building places you in the centre of town whilst providing comfort and just enough luxury to truly unwind for a few days in peace and quiet.

  • What Colchester hotels offer good wellness and fitness facilities?

    When wanting to get some pampering or keep up with your fitness routine, look no further than Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa. A luxury hotel with beautiful décor and facilities, try out their Olympic-sized swimming pool, spin class, fitness centre and spa or even take in a round of golf. The grounds are expansive with well-manicured lawns and a small lake for strolling and enjoying nature on before digging into some top dining choices.

  • Can you stay in historic accommodation in Colchester?

    Colchester was Britain’s first city and the capital of Roman Britain, so consequently, it’s packed with history. If you’d like to get up close and personal with the town’s past, then choose accommodation like the George of Colchester, which is mere steps from the city museum. A historic but family-friendly hotel in the heart of the town, it has 500 years of history. Alternatively, the North Hill Hotel offers 24 beautiful rooms in its historic barn and cottage conversion in the centre of the town. With its wooden beams and cut-stone architecture, it’s packed full of charm. The Brook Red Lion Hotel is said to be the oldest building in Colchester, and the 15th century building with its four-poster beds and old wooden beams doesn’t disappoint.

  • Are there hotels with pools in Colchester?

    History is great, but some prefer exercise, so a hotel pool can be essential. If you enjoy a daily swim, then check in to the Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, which also has a fitness centre to accompany its large pool. The Essex Golf and Country Club also has an indoor pool to keep its golf-loving residents happy, alongside its full spa and fitness centre. This acclaimed modern hotel also has nine tennis courts and two golf courses.

  • Can I book an apartment in Colchester?

    Yes, there are a number of great apartments to rent, offering you own-door privacy in Colchester. Try Clarendon Heights, a two-bed stylish residence half a mile from Colchester Castle Park and the Natural History Museum. Alternatively, you might like the modern Serenity Stays - Treeview Apartment, which is a two-bedroom unit around a mile from the city centre.

  • Are there pet-friendly hotels in Colchester?

    There are lots of pet-friendly hotels and accommodation options in Colchester. Charges may apply, and you should notify the provider in advance, but it should be easy enough to find a place that suits. For example, Drapers Hotel on the High Street is pet friendly. The Holiday Inn Colchester also welcomes pets. If you’d prefer a house, then the pet friendly Dutch Cottage is a two-bed residence with its own garden and terrace.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Colchester?

    The average price of a double room in Colchester is £108 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as £10 per night.

  • How much is a hotel in Colchester for tonight?

    Hotel room prices will vary depending on facilities and location. The cheapest double room in Colchester for tonight found in the last 3 hours was £10. We also found 3-star hotels from £63 and 4-star hotels from £121.

  • How much is a hotel in Colchester for this weekend?

    In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Colchester for the upcoming weekend was £70 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from £70 and 4-star hotel rooms from £94.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Colchester?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Colchester districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Colchester city centre

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Colchester hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Colchester that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Holiday Inn Express Colchester, Holiday Inn Colchester and Pheasant Suites.

Where to stay in Colchester?

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